Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Seminar "Spectroscopy and Protein Interactions"

apl. Prof. Nadja Hellmann, Institut für Pharmazie und Biochemie
with: Dr. Carmen Siebenaller (Institut für Pharmazie und Biochemie), PD Dr. Ute Distler (Institut für Immunologie)


Target audience:
Students working on their thesis (PhD, Master) and are

  • using spectroscopic methods for functional or structural studies of proteins
  • and/or investigating the interaction of proteins with other molecules or surfaces.

Those, who are just interested in these topics, are also welcome.

The methods will be introduced by their use in published work. Each participant is expected to shortly introduce the own work, and also to (co)present one of the papers we will discuss. Based on the selected literature the general principles and pitfalls in using the methods will be discussed. The focus is mainly on in‐vitro assays.

Both experimental (spectroscopy, surface methods, hydrodynamic methods, mass spectrometry, protein characterization etc) and theoretical (data analysis, models to describe protein function) aspects will be addressed.

A certificate of participation will be handed out, frequent and active participation presumed.

Time schedule:

About 2 SWS, during the summer semester 2022, starting first week of May. A first meeting will be arranged by Doodle in the week after Easter. Then, we will discuss the format (in presence or online) and the detailed time schedule.

If you are interested, please contact apl. Prof. Nadja Hellmann via email ( nhellmann@uni-mainz.de) until 14.4.2022.